Kindsight Security Labs Releases Q2 2012 Malware Report

Today, we released the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report for Q2 2012. The quarterly report reveals statistics and security trends for malware infections in home networks and mobile devices, including Flashback, ZeroAccess and DNSChanger. Because Kindsight is embedded within service provider networks, the Security Labs team has unparalleled insight into malicious network communications traffic.

Kindsight Security Labs Q22012 Report infection graphic

Highlights from the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report for Q2 2012 include:

  • The ZeroAccess botnet infected computers in nearly one of every 100 homes, which connect to more than 1.2 million computers globally (10 percent in the U.S.), resulting in ad click fraud and malicious bandwidth usage.
  • Approximately 14 percent of home networks were infected with malware in Q2 with the number of high-level threats, such as bots, Trojans and backdoors, increasing 50 percent.
  • Flashback infected 10 percent of the homes with at least one Mac computer during the month of April, leading the Kindsight Security Labs top 20 lists for four weeks in a row.
  • Approximately one out of every 140 devices on mobile networks was infected, mainly Android phones and laptops connected to mobile networks.
  • Android malware samples increased by 300 percent over the past three months.

The full report may be accessed here.